Udaipur

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Udaipur Sunset

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Architecture: old and new

Udaipur, known for its European feel, is an easy place to be a tourist with its luxurious guest houses nestled on the shores of a lake, in the center of which is its Lake Palace, far beyond the meager funds I have brought with me on my travels.  Almost every backpackers’ guest house advertises its own 7:00 pm showing of “Octopussy,” the James Bond movie filmed here way back when.  It’s certainly a beautiful place and, though an easy place to be a traveler, also a place that is India still with cows wandering along with tourists, young boys on motorbikes asking for their picture taken, a cigarette dangling from his lips, a prop to complete the image.  Here are some of my favorite photos from my time there.

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Picturesque indeed!

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Cows in the Street

Cows in the street
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Street conversations

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Temple steps

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Buying flowers

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About Thandiwe

Hopeful cynic, creative, seriously silly, lover of people and places, hypocrite, third-culture kid, queer, life-long learner, white woman, Christ follower, outdoor enthusiast: I am a seeker of justice and truth who has re-found my spiritual home in progressive Christianity. I serve as the Associate Pastor at a small Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregation near the mountains of Colorado where I live with my beloved.
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One Response to Udaipur

  1. Ana says:

    Fabulous photos!

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